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  1. Destined for the Stars

    Destined for the Stars: Faith, the Future, and America's Final Frontier [Hardback]

    Catherine L. Newell (Author)

    £35.50

    ISBN: 9780822945567
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Where did humanity get the idea that outer space is a frontier waiting to be explored? Destined for the Stars unravels the popularization of the science of space exploration in America between 1944 and 1955, arguing that the success of the US spac... .... Learn More
  2. Drugs on the Page

    Drugs on the Page: Pharmacopoeias and Healing Knowledge in the Early Modern Atlantic World [Hardback]

    Matthew James Crawford (Editor); Joseph M. Gabriel (Editor)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945628
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    In the early modern Atlantic World, pharmacopoeias—official lists of medicaments and medicinal preparations published by municipal, national, or imperial governments—organized the world of healing goods, giving rise to new and valuable medical com... .... Learn More
  3. The Life and Legend of James Watt

    The Life and Legend of James Watt: Collaboration, Natural Philosophy, and the Improvement of the Steam Engine [Hardback]

    David Philip Miller (Author)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945581
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    The Life and Legend of James Watt offers a deeper understanding of the work and character of the great eighteenth-century engineer. Stripping away layers of legend built over generations, David Philip Miller finds behind the heroic engineer a conf... .... Learn More
  4. Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6, The

    Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6, The: The Correspondence, November 1856-February 1859 [Hardback]

    Michael D. Barton (Editor); Janet Browne (Editor); Ken Corbett (Editor); Norman McMillan (Editor)

    £65.50

    ISBN: 9780822945338
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: The Correspondence of John Tyndall
    This sixth volume of Tyndall's correspondence contains 302 letters covering a period of twenty-eight months (1856-1859). It begins shortly after Tyndall returned from his first glacier research in the Alps and follows him as he experimented an... .... Learn More
  5. American Dinosaur Abroad

    American Dinosaur Abroad: A Cultural History of Carnegie's Plaster Diplodocus [Hardback]

    Ilja Nieuwland (Author)

    £31.00

    ISBN: 9780822945574
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    In early July 1899, an excavation team of paleontologists sponsored by Andrew Carnegie discovered the fossil remains in Wyoming of what was then the longest and largest dinosaur on record. Named after its benefactor, the Diplodocus carnegii—or Dip... .... Learn More
  6. Mechanism

    Mechanism: A Visual, Lexical, and Conceptual History [Hardback]

    Domenico Bertoloni Meli (Author)

    £35.50

    ISBN: 9780822945475
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    The mechanical philosophy first emerged as a leading player on the intellectual scene in the early modern period—seeking to explain all natural phenomena through the physics of matter and motion—and the term mechanism was coined. Over time, natura... .... Learn More
  7. Reinventing Sustainability

    Reinventing Sustainability: How Archaeology Can Save the Planet [Paperback]

    Erika Guttmann-Bond (Author)

    £29.95

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    ISBN: 9781785709920
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    There have been many books written about what we can learn from the failures of the past, but I want to take a more optimistic view, focussing on what we have to learn from past successes.

    This book is about sustainable agriculture and ar... .... Learn More
  8. Logodaedalus

    Logodaedalus: Word Histories of Ingenuity in Early Modern Europe [Hardback]

    Alexander Marr (Author); Raphaële Garrod (Author); José Ramón Marcaida (Author); Richard J. Oosterhoff (Author)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945413
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Before Romantic genius, there was ingenuity. Early modern ingenuity defined every person—not just exceptional individuals—as having their own attributes and talents, stemming from an “inborn nature” that included many qualities, not just intellige... .... Learn More
  9. Virtues of Renewal

    Virtues of Renewal: Wendell Berry's Sustainable Forms [Hardback]

    Jeffrey Bilbro (Author)

    £22.00

    ISBN: 9780813176406
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Culture of the Land
    For over fifty years, Wendell Berry has argued that our most pressing ecological and cultural need is a renewed formal intelligence -- a mode of thinking and acting that fosters the health of the earth and its beings. Yet the present industrial ec... .... Learn More
  10. Inevitably Toxic

    Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise [Hardback]

    Brinda Sarathy (Editor); Janet Brodie (Editor); Vivien Hamilton (Editor)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822945314
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Intersections
    Not a day goes by that humans aren’t exposed to toxins in our environment—be it at home, in the car, or workplace. But what about those toxic places and items that aren’t marked? Why are we warned about some toxic spaces' substances and not others... .... Learn More

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